Module 3 - Creating change for the future: social change and activism

This video explores some of the important actions and movements that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have taken in fighting for their rights, including land, political and work rights.These include:

  • The 1938 Day of Mourning in response to Australia Day celebrations,
  • The development of NAIDOC celebrations in 1957,
  • The amendment of the Australian constitution in 1967 for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People,
  • The establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972,
  • The enactment of the Racial Discrimination Act in 1975,
  • Protests of the Bicentennial celebration in 1988,
  • The significance of the Mabo decision to the land rights movement in 1992, and
  • The 1997 Bringing Them Home Report.

The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report released in 1991 is also described and it is emphasised that 25 years after the Commission handed down its recommendations the situation for Indigenous people in the justice system is worse than ever.

While much progress has been made, 25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its recommendations the situation for Indigenous people in the justice system is worse than ever.

Step 1: Watch Video

Step 2: Complete quiz

Thanks for watching the final module of Amnesty’s cultural competency video series.

Now please take our short quiz (9 questions) to test your knowledge of this module.

Please note: this step is mandatory for all staff and Board members but we strongly encourage everyone to complete it. We also welcome any feedback at rap@amnesty.org.au.

Next Steps

While you’ve now completed this video series, cultural competency doesn’t end here.

Visit our Cultural Learning Hub to find a range of resources to help inform and build on your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, businesses, histories, cultures and issues.

Also make sure to check out our Community is Everything campaign page to explore the concrete steps you can take to help end the over-representation of Indigenous kids in prison.

 

 

 

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